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A percolation (perc) test is a soil test used to determine the adsorption of water into the soil. The perc test is also very important in agriculture because soil drainage can affect production of crops, including fruits and pecans.
Management needs differ among pecan cultivars. Management between natives and improved pecans can differ dramatically as well.
Tim Montz and family continue growing their pecan business after nearly 40 years.
In a commercial pecan orchard setting, it is important to have a spray schedule planned before the season starts. Chemicals can be a costly input into your operation; more planning up front will save you time and money during the season.
Even though the lower canopy of many pecan trees lost a number of pecans due to the freeze, a healthy tree should still produce a few nuts in the lower canopy and a good crop in the upper canopy.
Find tips and resources for using traps to control pecan nut casebearer and hickory shuckworm in pecan orchards.